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Hyksos

[ hik-sohs, -sos ]
/ ˈhɪk soʊs, -sɒs /
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noun

a nomadic people who conquered and ruled ancient Egypt between the 13th and 18th dynasties, c1700–1580 b.c.: believed to have been a Semitic people that originally migrated into Egypt from Asia.

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Origin of Hyksos

1595–1605; <Greek Hyksṓs, perhaps <Egyptian ḥg(ʾ) ruler + h̬ʾst foreign land
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Hyksos
/ (ˈhɪksɒs) /

noun plural -sos

a member of a nomadic Asian people, probably Semites, who controlled Egypt from 1720 bc until 1560 bc

Word Origin for Hyksos

from Greek Huksōs name of ruling dynasty in Egypt, from Egyptian hq's'sw ruler of the lands of the nomads
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